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Mariners announce list of 18 non-roster invitees to spring training, including Taijuan Walker, Mike Zunino

Post by Ryan Divish on Jan. 12, 2013 at 1:44 pm with No Comments »
January 12, 2013 1:47 pm
Taijuan Walker (left) and Stephen Romero (right) are two of the non-roster invitees headed to major league spring training (AP Photo)
Taijuan Walker (left) and Stephen Romero (right) are two of the non-roster invitees headed to major league spring training (AP Photo)

Apparently, it helps to hit the publish button when you type a blog post. So this news broke on Friday, and I typed it up and then didn’t hit publish. Yep, I’m a computer genius

Anyway, the Mariners announced that 18 players not on the 40-man roster have earned invites to major league spring training. Leading that group are prized prospects Taijuan Walker, Mike Zunino and Nick Franklin. If you notice there are no outfielders thanks to the glut of outfielders already on the 40-man roster.

NO.PITCHERS (11)B-T HTWTDOB BIRTHPLACERESIDENCE2012 CLUB
70ARIAS, Jonathan*R-R 6-321002/08/1988Nizao, DR Bani, DR High Desert/Jackson
71BAWCOM, Logan* R-R 6-222011/02/1988Lubbock, TX Granbury, TXR.Cucamonga/Chat./Jackson
38BONDERMAN, JeremyR-R 6-022010/28/1982Kennewick, WAPasco, WADid Not Pitch
67CARRAWAY, Andrew* R-R 6-220509/04/1986Atlanta, GARichmond, VAJackson/Tacoma
39FARQUHAR, Danny*R-R 5-918002/17/1987Pembroke Pines, FLGainesville, FL Four teams/Tacoma
40MITCHELL, D.J.* R-R 6-016005/13/1987Winston-Salem, NCRural Hall, NCYankees/Tacoma
72MORAN, Brian*L-L 6-321209/30/1988Port Chester, NYRye, NY Jackson/Tacoma
52NUNEZ, Jhonny L-R 6-321511/26/1985San Jose de las Matas, DRSanto Domingo, DRDurham
65PAXTON, James*L-L 6-422011/06/1988Richmond, BC, CanadaDelta, BC, Canada Jackson
73SMITH, Carson* R-R 6-621310/19/1989Dallas, TXMidland, TXHigh Desert
68WALKER, Taijuan* R-R 6-421508/13/1992Shreveport, LA Yucaipa, CA Jackson
NO.CATCHERS (3) B-T HTWTDOB BIRTHPLACERESIDENCE2012 CLUB
9 HICKS, John* R-R 6-221008/31/1989Richmond, VATampa, FLHigh Desert
2 SUCRE, Jesus* R-R 6-022504/30/1988Cumana, VZ Cumana, VZ Jackson
5 ZUNINO, Mike*R-R 6-222003/25/1991Cape Coral, FL Cape Coral, FL Everett/Jackson
NO.INFIELDERS (4) B-T HTWTDOB BIRTHPLACERESIDENCE2012 CLUB
35JACOBS, MikeL-R 6-321510/30/1980Chula Vista, CAChula Vista, CAReno/Arizona
75ROMERO, Stefen*R-R 6-222010/17/1988Tucson, AZTucson, AZHigh Desert/Jackson
61FRANKLIN, Nick*S-R 6-118003/02/1991Sanford, FLLongwood, FLJackson/Tacoma
77MILLER, Brad*L-R 6-218510/18/1989Orlando, FLWindemere, FL High Desert/Jackson

Here’s the most updated 40-man roster

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